HOW THE ADHD DRUG WORKS TO TREAT ICE ADDICTION
Lisdexamfetamine LiLi d f is a stimulant of the brain and a treatment in Australia for ADHD.
The once-daily tablet converts to dexamphetamine in the blood stream and takes longer to take effect than inhaled or injected methamphetamine.
The long-acting nature of lisdexamfetamine could reduce methamphetamine dependency, cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
It’s a similar approach to using nicotine replacement therapy for smokers and methadone for heroin users.
During the trial, a daily dose of 250mg of the drug will be given orally to people who are randomised to receive the medication. A normal dosage for ADHD is 70mg.